How did you get your group to grow, and how do you keep your members active?
not entirely positive how the group has grown so big. Member's have
helped alot by inviting there friends and spreading the word. We also
leave chatter box notes, and use signatures where ever possible. The
member's stay active here because there is always so much to do. We
offer so many different types of contests as well as games and learning
forums. It's hard not to come back and visit.
How long have you been a group owner, and what made you want to start your group?
have been a group owner since march of 2009 when I opened Coolpixs. I
started the group after becoming bored with other groups that didn't
offer the things I wanted to participate in.
What are your top three tips for someone just starting a group?
Well first and foremost, you must have a great admin team, without
them, your group will fail. Also listen to what the members have to say
and try to add things that they want to see in the group. After all if
the members are not happy, than your group will falter Lastly, if you
are nice and fair to everyone, people will respect you. They will come
back and they will spread the word about your group. Always try to make
everyone feel welcome. Use their first names instaed of screen names,
put up "about me" posts and let the member's tell you who they are and
what they like. Make everyone feel like they belong and that they are
apart of your photo family, by doing so, you can never fail.
What do you think your members take away from their group experience while they are a part of your group?
have many members that have been with Coolpixs since it opened. My
photography and learning forums have done wonders for them and I know
they have been put to use every time I see there photos. Not only have
they learned and used the information in my group, they each have
applied it and became better at photography as well as editing. They
also are not afraid to ask questions and are eager to learn. With all
the different types of photographers we have, each member has a
substantial amount of photos they view throughout the contests as well
as voting. By doing so they are learning from other members and also
enjoying the group. This is my goal. To help everyone take that perfect
photo and create a memory that last forever with clear, crisp, quality.
Anything else you would like to share with us?
Coolpixs is a really great group. We have amazing admins, and wonderful members. Without either we wouldn't be the group we are today. Everyone is welcome to come by, check us out and be apart of our photo family. If you love to photograph or want to become better, than Coolpixs is the group for you.